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I am in the market for a universal 4k player as in addition to 4k blu-ray discs I have both SACD and DVD-A discs in my collection. The most current list I have found is already outdated as Pioneer has discontinued what appeared to be their excellent machine. Cambridge Audio's model is also discontinued and Oppo is gone. I prefer to buy new as I worry about shipping used electronics that contain moving parts and audio quality is actually more important to me than having "the best" 4k output.

Is there anything other than the Sony UBP-X800M2 currently available that anyone here would recommend?
 
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I am also in the market for a player that will play 4k UHD movies and SACD audio discs. I was looking at the Sony 700 and 800 model lines, but the interwebs are rife with articles and videos documenting that these players freeze when playing 4k discs. They also freeze up during streaming.

Unfortunately, Sony seems to be the only manufacturer of 4k players that also includes SACD playback as an option. I would try a Sony player IF Sony had announced that they have identified the problem and actually fixed it (rather than claiming the discs must be dirty, etc), but why bother when you know their players all freeze up at some point?

I would certainly be open to another brand of 4k player, but it MUST be able to play SACDs as well.

BTW - I currently use an X-box One to view 4k discs - it has never frozen, ever.

Any suggestions?
 
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There are the upcoming Reavon ubr-x100 and x200 models. Don't know if they will be available in america.

It appears they're moving into the vacuum left behind by Oppo. It asserts they can play 4Kbluray and sacd discs.
 

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Though no word yet on where these Reavon models will be manufactured.

The only way I would pay for the relatively high price tag (around 1000 euros), is if they are manufactured in a place like western europe (ie. netherlands, germany, austria, france, etc ...) or japan.

Otherwise if they are manufactured in china, I'll take a pass and look elsewhere.
 

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well... look around, check out on where the Zappiti media player is made, it's probably going to be the same factory to make the Reavons
 

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